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WOOHOOMANITY 2022!!!
 
Do good!  Have fun!  By Club Members joining the Woohoomanity fundraiser, the Littleton Rotary Foundation received ~ $9,000 for local food insecurity and Ukraine relief. Organized by Rotary District 5450 and neighboring Districts in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska, the Woohoomanity Challenge represents Rotary Club's entry in the annual Denver Century Ride, with each rider choosing a 25, 50, 85, or 100 mile course based on their ability.
Our participants trained for the Denver Century Ride, meeting on summer Saturday mornings to get in shape for the fundraising ride. (& drank coffee & swapped stories & enjoyed blue grass musicians).
 
 
We sent emails to friends and family, asking for their financial donations.  On average, one Rotarian’s email generates $750.
 
We solicited event sponsors and gratefully recognize Littleton ACE Hardware for its generous support.
 
 
Some of us rode 25-50-100 miles or volunteered at the Denver Century Ride.
Some of us fundraised & donated.
 
Exertion!  Yes!
Fellowship!  Yes!
Doing Good!  Yes!
 

Fun?  YES!!!
 
Join us next year.  We need you.
 
 
 

Littleton Rotary once again operated it's Fritos Bag Walking Taco Food Booth at the 51st Annual Littleton Craft Fair organized by the Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum. Proceeds from booth fees help augment funding for services provided by the Bemis Public Library and the Littleton Historical Museum. The event draws over 250 booths full of wonderful arts, crafts, and unique specialty items from creative artisans from across Colorado and the region.

 

Club members, including our Youth Exchange Student from Germany, Dina Eilermann, worked from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM setting up the booth, preparing and serving the food and generally enjoying the opportunity to meet and greet guests, neighbors, and friends. The Fritos Bag Walking Taco was a big hit as were coffee and donuts in the earlier hours. Proceeds from our Food Booth goes directly to the Littleton Rotary Foundation. The Foundation in turn provides grants to local programs addressing everything from education to homelessness as well as emergency services as needed.

Food Booth Video

Food Booth Photo Link


 
 
Littleton's Gracefull Cafe, 5610 S. Curtice St., hosted its monthly free Community Breakfast recently and Littleton Rotary Club volunteers, their friends, and family provided the staffing. Funding provided by the Littleton Rotary Foundation covered the meal costs.
 
The "Thank You" From Gracefull Cafe: 
Last Saturday was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without your support. Thank you for your generous financial sponsorship. We are grateful for everyone on your team who stepped in to assist us with the cafe tasks that day. We served 324 meals - one of our biggest days! (140 breakfast burritos and bowls, 41 kids meals, 118 specials, 25 granola and yogurt, and 98 cinnamon rolls!). It’s amazing to see what we can accomplish when we come together to serve our community. We’ve attached a few photos from Saturday for you to share with your team.
 
Many friends in the community look forward to our free community breakfasts every month. Friends from all backgrounds get to enjoy a meal together at no cost to them, unless they wish to donate towards Grace in Action meals. I’m happy to report that on Saturday, we raised $4610 in total donations - sponsorship and guest.
 

 
  
The Littleton Rotary Club raised $91,333 as a fundraiser for Nourish Meals on Wheels. Originally planned as an in-person event, the club pivoted to a virtual appeal when the event had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Due to the generosity of Rotarians and many community members, we were able to raise a significant amount of money to support Nourish Meals on Wheels in its mission to provide meals to the seniors in our community. The amount raised was matched by a generous donor, leading to an even larger contribution to Nourish Meals on Wheels.

Rotarians recently partnered with Friends of The Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) to restore the damaged fencing at the top of Loveland Pass. This heavily trafficked and popular tourist spot is remarkable for its scenic beauty. It's also popular as the trail head for the West Ridge Trail leading to the summit of the 12, 479’ mountain locally known as Rotary Peak. The old fencing helped to keep visitors on the established paths and off sensitive terrain, but had deteriorated to such a degree that Rotarians determined something needed to be done. It was an embarrassment to have visitors from around the world see the broken-down condition of the approach to one of our state's significant scenic wonders – the Continental Divide at 11,990'.
 
Joining with the FDRD, members of the Summit County and Littleton Rotary clubs worked together in restoring all the damaged buck-and-rail sections, and adding several new sections. Materials were secured and the project was directed by the FDRD Project Manager Doozie Martin. Public service trail maps and guides produced by Rotary Club donations here happily received by visitors and hikers. Those who successfully made the 1.5 mile hike to Rotary Peak were presented with a commemorative “I Climbed Rotary Peak” pin as evidence of their accomplishment.
 
Rotary once again proves that it has the means and ability to work together addressing needs at home and around the world. Future projects on the trails at Loveland Pass and on Rotary Peak are in the process of being evaluated.
 
On a recent Saturday, members of the Rotary Club of Littleton volunteered to help TLC Meals on Wheels (MoW) clients by cleaning up their yards.  Approximately 20 volunteers brought their tools, gloves, raking, and tree trimming skills spent the morning working in the yards of two senior TLC MoW clients. 
 
In 2005, Littleton Rotary spearheaded the fundraising effort that ultimately lead to the purchase of Project C.U.R.E’s world headquarters located in Centennial, CO. The club raised $500,000.00 which was generously matched by Jake Jab's American Furniture Warehouse. The result was the purchase of an office/warehouse facility perfectly suited for the growing needs of Project C.U.R.E.
 
Volunteers at Project C.U.R.E. sort donated new and surplus medical items. Those items are then boxed and readied for shipment to clinics and hospitals in some of the world’s most critical areas. Teams of highly trained Project C.U.R.E. specialists travel to areas of need and do on-site evaluations. Once the evaluation of needs are completed, Project C.U.R.E. works to prepare the shipment and secures funding for transport.
Speakers
(Noon Hybrid Meeting) DAVID "WILLY" WILLMAN
Nov 29, 2022
THE DISTRICT 5450 ROTARY FOUNDATION
(Noon Hybrid Meeting) KEITH FESSENDEN
Dec 13, 2022
THE NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW
NO MEETING THIS DAY
Dec 27, 2022
(Noon Hybrid Meeting) CINDY HATHAWAY
Jan 10, 2023
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